You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

News

  • Nobel laureate, ‘Cholera’ author dies at 87
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday.
  • 2 bodies found, 2 missing on Lake Erie
    The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.
  • Lotteries
Advertisement

10 Things to Know for Friday, Dec. 13

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. AP REVEALS MISSING AMERICAN'S BACKSTORY

Robert Levinson, who vanished seven years ago in Iran, was working for the CIA on an unapproved spy mission, an AP investigation finds. It's a secret the U.S. has long sought to keep.

2. KIM JONG UN'S UNCLE PUT TO DEATH

North Korea's stunning announcement comes just days after Jang Song Thaek – long considered the country's No. 2 in power – was charged with corruption and removed from all his posts.

3. EVEN MOST GOP LAWMAKERS BACK BUDGET DEAL IN HOUSE

Lopsided majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike vote in favor of the legislation, which now goes to the Senate.

4. UN INSPECTORS CONFIRM SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

A report from the United Nations says they were probably used in four locations in the country this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August.

5. WOMEN SEE PROGRESS A YEAR AFTER INDIA SEXUAL ASSAULT

Established in the wake of a horrific gang rape and murder of a young New Delhi woman, a government hotline is part of a wave of positive change in the country.

6. WHO'S STILL ON THE LOOSE – DESPITE WORLDWIDE ALERT

Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, a suspected terrorist known as the "white widow," somehow eludes authorities, even as she has traveled through Africa with four small children.

7. MONTANA NEWLYWED PLEADS GUILTY

The surprise agreement with prosecutors came just before closing arguments in the trial of Jordan Graham, 22, who admitted to pushing her husband off a cliff.

8. WHY MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS ARE SWELLING

Officials have significantly lowered the odds of winning the multi-state lottery – thereby increasing the chances of each jackpot rolling over.

9. OPERATION SANTA CLAUS BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO ALASKA

Thanks to a volunteer program coordinated by the National Guard, children in a remote Alaska village met old Kris Kringle, a rare event for the children there. OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

10. CHARGERS STILL IN PLAYOFF HUNT

Philip Rivers throws two touchdown passes and San Diego dominates time of possession to stun Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 27-20.

Advertisement